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Brickwork Introductory (Level 1)

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Brickwork Introductory (Level 1)

The Level 1 Diploma in Brickwork is designed to equip learners with fundamental hand skills and theoretical knowledge essential for constructing basic brick and block walls. This course serves as an ideal starting point for those aspiring to pursue a career in bricklaying and masonry, providing a solid foundation in both practical techniques and the underlying principles of the trade.

Course Objectives

By the end of this course, learners will:

  • Develop Basic Hand Skills: Gain proficiency in using essential bricklaying tools and equipment to construct simple brick and block structures.
  • Understand Construction Techniques: Learn the step-by-step processes involved in bricklaying, including laying out, bonding, and jointing techniques.
  • Acquire Theoretical Knowledge: Study the theory behind bricklaying, including the properties of different materials, the principles of wall construction, and the importance of structural integrity.
  • Build a Strong Foundation: Establish a well-rounded understanding of bricklaying that prepares you for further study and career development in the construction industry.

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Course information

Need to know

Entry requirements

3 GCSEs 9-1.

How will I be assessed?

Assessments will be carried out at the end of each unit.


Course content

What will I study?

The course content includes the following units:

  • Health and Safety in Construction
  • The Construction Industry
  • Construction principles
  • Skills for Bricklaying  and further skills for bricklaying
  • Handle, Move and Store Resources
  • Erect and Dismantle Access Equipment or Working Platforms
  • Repair and Maintain Masonry
  • Cost Calculations

Next steps

Course progression:

You could go on to study Brickwork at Level 2, or similar.


Any questions?

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Available Courses
Bedford College
Starts: 09/09/2024
Type: Full Time
Length: 1 year
Day(s): Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Time(s): 9:00am - 5:00pm
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Fees: 16-18 Yrs: Fully Funded 19+ Yrs: Fully Funded*

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Additional Learning Support

If you have a specific learning difficulty or disability, are deaf or hearing impaired, our Additional Learning Support team are on hand to give you assistance whenever you need it.


Any questions?

If you would like to find out more about this or other courses, please use our Livechat below, email or call us on 0345 658 8990.


We have access arrangements in place to help students with disabilities or any other particular needs. Call us on 01234 291000 or 01536 413123 for more information.


Additional formats

Course information sheets are also available in large print and audio formats. Call us on 01234 291000 to order your copy.